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Bump and Mind – Hypnobirthing Retreat

From the 22nd-25th of March hypnobirthing and pregnancy wellness company ‘Bump and Mind’ are launching their luxury retreats. As the only retreat of its kind, this three day break will be held in the idyllic Isle of Wight countryside at Northcourt Manor.

‘Bump & Mind’ is a Hypnobirthing and Pregnancy Wellness Retreat company based on the tranquil Isle of Wight, founded by Tahnee Knowles who started the business after she was taken aback by the astounding benefits of hypnobirthing for expectant mothers. After her own experience, she was itching to offer the same benefits to other expecting parents and continues to bring this passion into the business.

Expressing her excitement for this upcoming event and what inspired her to create a haven for parents-to be, Tahnee says, “Shortly after moving to the Isle of Wight in 2017 I discovered I was pregnant. The Island’s stunning scenery and warm welcome along with hypnobirthing instantly put my mum-to-be concerns at ease. I wanted to share this experience with other expectant parents in the hope that they too could relax, recharge and reconnect on our little British oasis. I have developed a Bump & Mind exclusive programme of activities to be enjoyed throughout the duration of the retreat to guide my guests through pregnancy birth and beyond. I have always been interested in mindfulness during pregnancy and how it can aid you in birth – people have the idea that hypnobirthing means that you’ll go into a room to be hypnotised but it’s more to do with the physiology of the body and learning about ‘the dance’ between mum and baby and almost shutting off the conscious part of your brain and tapping into the subconscious to allow your body to do what it’s naturally supposed to do. I used the techniques myself and had a very empowering birth story and so then went on to do a KGH Hypnobirthing course. The retreats have come about through having been that pregnant mum who was tired, overworked and need a break somewhere where I felt comfortable and safe and Northcout Manor is the perfect place to feel just that. Our wholesome hearty meals have been carefully prepared by our in house cook using locally sources island produce. A spread will be beautifully served to share at meal times. Vegan and vegetarian options will be available along with any dietary restrictions. We will eat as a family and enjoy sharing experiences and bonding over this unique moment in our lives. The fridge and pantry will be fully stocked throughout the retreat with energising snacks and refreshments from our favourite brands.”

Northcourt Manor

Expectant parents will enjoy a Royal College of Midwives accredited KGH Hypnobirthing course, exclusive maternity fitness programme, partner yoga, relaxation workshops and a pregnancy massage. The goal is to provide couples with the tools they need to prepare for a calm and relaxing hypnobirth, focusing on the health and wellbeing of each individual. The fully catered accommodation boasts a stunning, natural feel, nestled in the middle of the Island. Surrounded by Mother Nature, Northcourt Manor is the largest of the Island’s Jacobean manor houses and is the perfect location to relax and prepare for one of life’s most important moments. All rooms have king size, super king and twin beds, with family rooms available for parents wishing to bring older children who will be cared for by an in-house Ofsted registered nanny.

For further details, process and bookings see: Bump & Mind

If you would like to ask an questions please mail Tahnee: 

There is a 15% discount offered for Island residents


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